Angela L. Owens, soprano
Eric Cooper, cello
Roy Jennings, piano
“I Am Not Tragically Colored” is a provocative, thoughtful, resplendent presentation of trio music, depicting the Black – and at times, female – experience through the writings of Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurtson and other African American storytellers. Compositions include song cycles by André Previn and Valerie Capers, as well as arrangements of Negro Spirituals by Steven Allen, Maria Thompson and others.
Angela L. Owens plays Barbara Hampton in the re-enactment of her brutal 2005 murder.Episode “Small town girl, big city murder”airs tonight on the Investigation Discovery channel and on their website at http://www.investigationdiscovery.com
I am honored and excited to be revisiting and discovering anew composer Richard Pearson Thomas’ timely and riveting opera, Blood of Angels, which will again be produced by Encompass New Opera for Manhattan School of Music’s ‘Page to Stage’ series. Below is Maxine’s Aria from last year’s production of Thomas’ work. Performance is Sunday, March 13, 2016. http://www.encompassopera.org/
In just six days, I share the stage with nine extraordinary women to celebrate our rich Black history, joy of music and feminine artistry. Join us for this highly anticipated event – it’s going to be unforgettable!
I was so honored to carol again in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve – this year at Kings County Hospital – under the auspices of Opera Noire of New York and The Sanamus Project. Singing with my friends is always a great joy. But volunteerism at this time of year is always extra special. Patients and family members and hospital staff laughed and cried and sang along – at times – grateful for a short respite from worry and thoughts of illness. Music really is healing and I can’t wait for next year’s caroling!
Stephanie McGuire and I will revisit these beautiful Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel duets, as well as many others during our August 25, 2015 concert at The National Opera Center!
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie McGuire and I will be repeating our duet concert of Mendelssohn and Schumann songs at The National Opera Center in New York on August 25, 2015. In addition to these beautiful duets, we’ll also be singing original works by our collaborative pianist and dear friend, Christopher Cooley. Ticket proceeds support Stephanie’s Fall relocation to Berlin, Germany! Please join us!